Monday, May 7, 2012

Pet Food Recall

What does it mean when a pet food is recalled? Dog food recalls are vital to maintaining a safe food supply for our pets. They can be conducted in one of three ways… by a pet food company voluntarily, at the specific request of the Food and Drug Administration or by legal authority. Recalls are almost always voluntary. Only rarely does the FDA actually request a dog food recall. Here’s a list of the most recent dog food recalls in the Dog Food Advisor’s database. Recent Dog Food Recalls Diamond Dog Food Recall Summary (5/6/2012) Canidae Dog Food Recall (5/5/2012) Wellness Dog Food Recall (5/5/2012) Natural Balance Dog Food Recall (5/5/2012) Kirkland Dog Food Recall (5/5/2012) Diamond Dog Food Recall Expands Again (5/4/2012) Diamond Dog Food Recall Widens (4/30/2012) Diamond Dog Food Recall Expanded (4/26/2012) Diamond Dog Food Recall (4/6/2012) Pets with Salmonella infections may have decreased appetite, fever and abdominal pain. If left untreated, pets may be lethargic and have diarrhea or bloody diarrhea, fever and vomiting. Infected but otherwise healthy pets can be carriers and infect other animals or humans. If your pet has consumed the recalled product and has these symptoms, please contact your veterinarian. What are my choices for foods to switch my dogs to? We would strongly recommend feeding Acana or Orijen. Among our favorites, are also Nature's Variety Instinct, and Great Life. All of these foods are available at Groom Grub and Belly Rub in Avalon Park and the University of Doglando. For more information on to speak to a Canine Nutrition Consultant, call 407-277-7387.

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